Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon is the most affordable entry point into Heaven Hill’s widely distributed single barrel bourbons. Henry McKenna 10 Year Single Barrel Bottled in Bond is next, but still can be tough to find due to the awards it won in 2017 and 2018 that still have an impact years later.
That said, Evan Williams Single Barrel is distributed across the US, so there are likely thousands of barrels out there to be had. There’s even the added “vintage” stamped on the front label that indicates the year the bourbon was put into oak to age. When I walked into a store to buy one of these, I could pick from 3 different barrels from the 2012 vintage. The one I picked came from barrel 1707, which was barreled on 12/31/2012 (who knew they still barreled bourbon on New Years eve) and bottled 12/4/2020, making it 7 years and 11 months old. Let’s learn some more in this Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon review.
As always, your mileage with this review may vary as every barrel is different, even within the same vintage year.